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Scholarship Coordinator

Equity and our Mission

10,000 Degrees is the leading, equity-focused scholarship provider and college success nonprofit in California. Since 1981, we’ve helped more than 20,000 students from low-income backgrounds achieve their college dreams, and today, we reach more than 12,000 students and families each year.

Our mission is to achieve educational equity and to support students from low-income backgrounds to and through college to realize their full potential and positively impact their communities and the world.

Never has this mission been more critical. The pandemic has multiplied the obstacles and uncertainty our students face. The opportunity gap has not narrowed but grown. Educational inequities and racial injustices continue to prevail. The demand for our support and resources has never been greater.

Through it all, our commitment to our students has never wavered. 10,000 Degrees won’t stop until all of our students get the support and resources they need to realize their full potential, and earn their degree.

Join us on our mission to achieve educational equity. Apply to work with our passionate team to make a difference and give back to your community.

You’re joining at an exciting time, as we just launched our five-year Strategic Plan, and we are growing our talented team!


Our Core Values

At 10,000 Degrees, our core values guide everything we do, from the way we deliver student support to how we structure our organizational systems to be mission-aligned.

We believe:

  • In the great potential of all students.
  • Every student should have equitable opportunities to a quality education and to graduate from college.
  • All our students and alumni are changemakers.
  • Students and their families, schools and communities each play a critical role in educating our youth and strengthening our communities’ economic and social health.
  • Educating all students to achieve their full potential is an urgent moral, social and economic imperative.
  • Education is the foundation of a just and equitable society.

The Opportunity:

The Scholarship Coordinator works closely with the Scholarship Director and the Scholarship Manager to ensure that scholarship applications, awards, modifications and payments are processed in a timely, efficient manner. The Scholarship Coordinator also communicates with scholarship recipients, parents, and donors to answer any questions and provide support throughout the scholarship process.

Scholarship Processing, Selection and Awards

  • Process applications, awards, modification and checks; maintaining accurate physical and electronic records for all applicants and recipients
  • Review documentation such as financial aid award letters, tax returns, academic transcripts and progress reports to verify compliance with scholarship criteria and to recommend funding level for which applicants qualify.


  • Communicate verbally and in writing with applicants, recipients, financial aid offices, child care providers, and 10,000 Degrees staff, as relevant;
  • Ensure client information is handled appropriately – from timely processing of applications to accurate data entry to daily filing of all confidential applicant and recipient information;
  • Timely communication with scholarship recipients regarding the processing of scholarship checks.

College Success

  • Work closely with the College Access and College Success team to provide outreach and support for college student events.

Perform other duties as assigned.


  • BA/BS required.
  • Proficiency in Excel and data analysis a must.
  • Bilingual in Spanish desired.
  • Strong attention to detail, organizational, and analytical skills.
  • Experience in financial aid or higher education desired.
  • Demonstrates enthusiasm, impeccable judgment and initiative.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Commitment to delivery of excellent customer service for results.
  • Ability to establish priorities and handle multiple tasking and interruptions.
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.

How You’ll Help Us Achieve Our Mission:

10,000 Degrees recently adopted our latest five year Strategic Plan (2021-2026), which seeks to serve significantly more students. Ensuring that we are effectively managing our grant resources and providing timely, accurate reporting to our funders will be critical to the success of our efforts to grow our revenues over time.


This position will be a hybrid role (combination of virtual and in-person) based in our San Rafael office.

Normal Hours: Weekdays 9 AM-5 PM, occasional weekends

Compensation Package:

  • This is a full-time position: $26 /hour, 40 hours /week
  • Excellent health, dental, and vision benefits
  • Life and disability insurance
  • 15 days paid vacation plus holidays and paid sick leave
  • 401(k) with employer contribution
  • Professional development, including conferences, seminars, webinars, and trainings


For immediate consideration please send a cover letter and resume to jobs@10000degrees.org.

Note: all applicants are required to submit a clear TB test and fingerprints as part of the background check, and Employment with 10,000 Degrees requires full vaccination and proof of full vaccination for COVID-19 before starting work. Exemptions to the mandatory vaccination policy may be available for a medical condition, disability, or sincerely held religious belief and must be approved before starting work.